Theresa May: New UK immigration laws are tearing families apart. Change them now.
  • Petitioned David Cameron MP

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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party
David Cameron MP
Home Secretary
The Rt Hon Theresa May MP

Theresa May: New UK immigration laws are tearing families apart. Change them now.

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      London, United Kingdom

What would you do if you were told that the person you love is a threat to society, simply because you don’t have enough money in your bank account? Imagine being told that someone from the European Union has more rights to a family life in England than British born residents. How could you live with the knowledge that if you ever face redundancy, you will also have to stand by and watch as your soul mate is taken away from you? Think about what it’s like to plan not to start a family for half a decade, because you don’t want to risk your children living in a single parent family in the future. Heinously discriminative and regressive new laws are doing all this, and more, right now. Across Britain, both now and in the future, couples are being made to fight for their fundamental right to have a family.

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    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
    2. More breakthroughs in the media

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      More and more websites are covering there are other big interviews in the pipeline. http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2013/01/18/comment-how-the-government-breaks-up-british-families Our story is being heard. Slowly but surely. Keep the faith!

      Comment: How the government breaks up British families

      By Ian Dunt Follow iandunt This is the story of Andy, a man who has had his family torn apart by the government. Despite being a British citizen, Andy didn't make enough money to be able to live with his wife, so his children had to be separated from their parents.

    3. At last! Some good news! The campaign is making progress!

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      Mum takes visa battle to Westminster / Cumnock Chronicle / News / Roundup

      Skip Navigation, Sitemap Published 9 Jan 2013 09:30 A MUM who has seen her son's family ripped apart by tough new immigration laws has been invited to speak at a key Parliamentary debate about the controversial legislation. Gillian Davies-Nippel has seen at close quarters just how devastating fresh guidelines, put in place last summer, can be.

    4. Reached 1,500 signatures
    5. The Heartlessness of the Home Secretary

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      Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Heartlessness of the Home Secretary

      Compassion and immigration control have appeared as unreconcilable concepts since Theresa May's appointment as Home Secretary. Ever since she took office in 2010, Ms. May has appeared determined to respond to the tabloids' cries that the UK is letting in too many immigrants.

    6. It is great to keep yourself educated

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      Equipping yourself with a few facts which counter the negative criticism about immigration can be very useful when telling people about the cause. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ben-mitchell/seven-facts-everyone-should-know-about-immigration_b_2336341.html

      Seven Facts Everyone Should Know About Immigration

      Immigration is in the news once again. Not that it ever leaves it. A complex issue made harder by distortions, stereotypes, and populism. One could argue that its social and cultural effects are the trickiest to articulate and hardest to pin down. Certainly not easy to capture in a dry opinion poll.

    7. It seems like the message is finally getting through

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      For once, refreshingly, this article talks about the benefits of migrants, and dispels some commonly held myths http://www.redpepper.org.uk/immigration-the-real-story/

    8. A happy story that will become more rare...

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      This man got his wife back under the old rules. It's a wonderful story that we will see less of in the future as these rules get harder and harder and more and more irrational.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR2r_gZD9NU&feature=em-video_response_received

      Getting my Wife home

      After being married for 6 years we had to return to the UK to see my Mum who was critically ill. You would think this would be easy, Married, two kids both British Citizens, Think again! The British Government don't like 3rd World citizens, they are only marrying to better their lives in their opinion and the marriage is a "FAKE" a "SHAM".

    9. Reached 1,000 signatures
    10. We are less than 30 away from 1000!

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      Once we reach 1000, It will be printed and sent it to Cameron and May - the people who really need to see it. The petition will keep rolling on though, and if they don't respond, it will be sent again!

    11. Great support from Gregg McClymont MP.

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      Thank you for contacting me about the governments recent immigration changes. As you will be aware, the changes introduce a new minimum income threshold of £18,600 for sponsoring the settlement on the UK of a spouse or partner of non-European economic area(EEA) nationality, with higher threshold for any children also sponsored ; £22,400 for one child and an additional £2,400 for each further child.

      Although I agree that an individual wishing to bring their family to settle I the UK should not expect the state to supper them, I do not support these changes. The imposition of a threshold completely fails to take account of the circumstances of an individual case. I tend to agree with the director of the migrants rights network when he says "being able to start. Family in your own country should not be subject to the amount of money somebody earns".

      I have written to the home office and expressed your concerns about these changes. I will be in touch when I receive a response.

    12. UK Boarder Agency's customer service is PROVEN to be terrible.

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      UK Border Agency's 'customer service' slammed by Chief Inspector | Immigration Matters

      The Chief inspector of Immigration has told to MPs this week that customer service at the UK Border Agency is "shockingly poor". Some of you have had dealings with the UK Border Agency (UKBA) may be saying: "No s*** Sherlock!"

    13. Read this if you are not sure whether to sign or not

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      http://www.mipex.eu/blog/cant-buy-me-love
      This will give you all the information on why it is such a bad idea to have these laws in place. It is good for people who must rely on facts and figures to make their decision as they are not affected directly. Sometimes when you don't get a rounded view of things you can end up misinformed.

      'Can't Buy Me Love'

      Written by Thomas Huddleston, MIPEX Research Coordinator, Co-author and Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Group As of 9 July, the UK will have one of the world's highest income requirements for people to reunite with their family.

    14. Sign the petition for families all over the UK who have been split apart.

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      If you are not affected by these rules,then spare a moment for families who are. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhHpaq4KBxY

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    15. Most people do not know the facts - inform them and gain support!

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      Please continue to share this petition with everyone you know, and make sure that you explain the situation to them when you do. The weakest part of these new laws is that they rely on the public's misunderstanding of immigration visas in order to retain their validity. Most members of the public do not realise that non-EU spouses cannot claim benefits. The more people that find out this crucial fact, the better. Spread the word and gain support from people who may otherwise support these legislation changes.

    16. Reached 750 signatures
    17. Help the cause further by providing evidence for an official inquiry.

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      If you have been, or will be, directly affected by these laws, please submit evidence to an appeal which is due to challenge the income threshold in January: http://www.appgmigration.org.uk/news/2012/appg-migration-launches-inquiry-family-migration-rules. Every voice counts, although keep it rational and professional for the best impact. Thanks.

    18. Reached 500 signatures
    19. Reached 200 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Sarah Wilson BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      everyone should have the right to stay with whom they love, if by legal marriage

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    • mary bates BARNSLEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      my niece is caught up this travesty she wants to come home it's not right.

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    • Hayley Jones BARNSLEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      My stepdaughter married an Australian they have been living in Australia for two years and they are desperate to come and live back in England, as she is very homesick and wants to be back with her family before she starts her own family unfortunately this is not as straight forward as she thought, this is causing her much distress as she loves her husband so much and she will not come home without him understandabley, they will both work once they get here though she can't guarantee getting a job that pays as much as what she's expected to earn and also she will have to delay starting a family as it's her whose wage they will accept not her husbands it all seems very unfair to me when I have seen other situations with immigrants coming here and living off government handouts, I could go on forever on this subject but it's too upsetting I just think it's all wrong.

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    • l thomas NSW, AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      Want to go back home to my family with my husband but can't. Life on hold.

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    • vanessa king USAFA, CO
      • 3 months ago

      I am English and always will be a proud Brit. Although I married an American and moved to the states to be with him, we had hoped one day, to be able to move back home to be close to my family. We wouldn't dream of asking for any benefits and I am so disgusted that this law means I will never be able to make home my home again.

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